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Vitamin D supplements are a waste when it comes to bone health, study says

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Jul 29, 2022 … BOSTON — Vitamin D may provide a number of health benefits, but strengthening your bones isn’t one of them. According to a new study, taking vitamin D supplements does nothing to prevent bone fractures in most healthy individuals. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted an ancillary study as part of the VITamin D and OmegA-3…

Not the same: Study finds vitamin D3 is better for you than vitamin D2

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Feb 28, 2022 … GUILDFORD, United Kingdom — Vitamin D helps with strong bones, immunity, and improving mood. But new research suggests vitamin D3 specifically is more beneficial than vitamin D2. While the researchers call vitamin D2’s effects on human health “questionable,” they say vitamin D3 may balance the immune system and bolster defenses against viral infections including COVID-19.…

Vitamin D likely won’t protect you from COVID, nor will it make infections less severe

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Aug 15, 2021 … MONTREAL — Popping vitamin D pills won’t protect you against COVID, according to new research. A large-scale study shows no evidence that taking the vitamin reduces infection rates or severity of the disease. Vitamin D was believed to slash deaths by 60 percent, sparking calls for it to be given to hospital patients. Those receiving…

Vitamin D supplements not effective for easing pain from irritable bowel syndrome

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Jul 30, 2021 … SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom — Vitamin D supplements will not help reduce the painful symptoms that go along with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds. Scientists from the University of Sheffield identified that people with the debilitating condition often have a high prevalence of poor vitamin D levels. With that in mind, researchers hoped…

Getting more vitamin D may lower heart disease risk among individuals with darker skin

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May 17, 2021 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Making sure you’re getting enough vitamin D may be a simple way to lower heart disease risk, especially among individuals with darker skin. That’s the main finding of a new study by researchers Penn State University. Study authors investigated the links between skin pigmentation, vitamin D, and heart health to reach these…

Vitamin D supplements may add protection against COVID-19, especially in Black people

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Mar 22, 2021 … CHICAGO — New research is adding to the growing amount of evidence that vitamin D may help beat back the risk of contracting COVID-19. Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine say this is especially true for African-Americans. Their study shows, however, that the same drop in the risk of infection did not occur in…

Feeling sick? Vitamin D helps prevent colds, flu, respiratory infections

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Dec 15, 2020 … LONDON — Looking for an extra layer of protection for flu season? A new major global study finds vitamin D helps shield against respiratory infections such as colds and influenza, especially in those who are deficient in it. Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D has health benefits beyond its effect on…

Vitamin D, fish oil supplements won’t lower AFib risk, study reveals

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Nov 17, 2020 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Besides just interfering with everyday life, an irregular heartbeat, also significantly raises one’s risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Many take both vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements to avoid developing this condition, atrial fibrillation (AFib), but a new study finds both of these won’t actually help.…

Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to a baby’s IQ as they grow

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Nov 10, 2020 … SEATTLE, Wash. — For expecting mothers, vitamin D is important for their health and their baby’s too. A study finds this critical nutrient isn’t just vital for growth but also impacts a child’s intelligence as well. Researchers from Seattle Children’s Research Institute say mothers with higher vitamin D levels during pregnancy tend to have children…

Severe eczema sufferers may significantly reduce symptoms with vitamin D supplement

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Nov 05, 2020 … MANSOURA, Egypt — With temperatures falling and winter nearing, eczema sufferers may be loading up on moisturizer and medicated creams. A new study shows there may be another form of relief for those with severe cases, however. Taking a daily vitamin D supplement may decrease eczema symptoms by a third, researchers say. Known clinically as…

Vitamin D deficiency may double risk of coronavirus infection, study finds

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Sep 07, 2020 … CHICAGO — Millions all over the globe are looking for new ways to protect themselves from the coronavirus. On that note, a new study suggests that everyone should be sure to maintain a healthy level of vitamin D within their body. More specifically, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center note an association between vitamin…